The landslide victory for Premier Abiy Ahmed’s Prosperity Party announced by the Electoral Board on 10 July – winning 410 out of the 436 ... parliamentary seats contested – offers a critical chance for the country’s leaders to end the devastating conflict in Tigray and reunite the country.
The UN Security Council met on 8 July, at Egypt and Sudan’s request, to discuss the Grand Ethiopia Renaissance Dam (GERD). Ethiopia decided ... to launch the second stage of filling on 5 July, thereby making the situation more tense than ever.
After eight months of conflict, forces loyal to the former Tigrayan Defence Forces (TDF) have retaken control of Mekelle, the capital city of ... the Tigray Region. Addis Ababa has declared a ceasefire, but the TDF counter-offensive continues in other towns in the region. Roland Marchal, a researcher at the CNRS and a specialist in Africa's civil wars, analyses this turn of events.
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At the beginning of his term in office, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was hailed by the international community. However, he has been ... subjected to strong diplomatic pressure since the beginning of the conflict in Tigray. The US was the first country to impose sanctions on Ethiopia. Will others follow suit?
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed may have hoped that the announcement of a unilateral ceasefire on Monday 28 June in Tigray would stop the crisis in ... northern Ethiopia spiralling out of his control. Instead, it raises tough questions about the authority of his government amid growing dissension in the regions.
The Eritrean state was born out of a 30-year liberation war. Its current military adventure in Tigray may lead to its collapse. What is Eritrea’s ... objective in the war? And, how will it impact the one-man rule of President Isaias Afwerki?
With an expected result favouring Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in a parliamentary vote boycotted by leading opposition parties, including the Oromo ... Federalist Congress, there are complaints about how open and fair the elections were in Africa’s second-most populous country. But the vote still represents somewhat of an opening compared to the political repression under the former Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front alliance government.